Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-07-21

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We have found 27 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

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Camp Of 6th Roman Legion Discovered In Galilee : “After a long search, the site of one of the two Roman legions based in Israel between 120 and 300 A.D. has been discovered by Yotam Tepper of the Israel Antiquities Authority and archaeologist Matthew Adams. -

Read this story here: http://www.ancientworldreview.com/2013/07/base-of-6th-roman-legion-discovered-in-galilee.html

 

Evidence for the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD : The Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD, was a tragedy that is still mourned today by many. Josephus Flavius, also known as Yosef Ben Matityahu, was an eye-witness to the siege of Jerusalem. – by Leen Ritmeyer -

Read this story here: http://www.ritmeyer.com/2013/07/06/evidence-for-the-destruction-of-jerusalem-in-70ad/

 

The Birth of the Eastern Roman Army (395 AD) : The birthday of the army of the Eastern Roman Empire. It is a rare thing for a historian to be able to point to an exact day for a major historical change. But on January 17, 395 Theodosius I (r. 379-95), the last Emperor of a united Roman Empire died. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/07/the-birth-of-eastern-roman-army-395-ad.html

 

Futuo! How the Romans Swore : Olga Khazan : The Atlantic : You do it. I sure as hell do it. News anchors accidentally do it — sometimes on their first day of work. The Russians did it so much they recently banned it. Cursing is perhaps the only vice that’s as frowned-upon as it is widespread. – by Olga Khazan -

Read this story here: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/-em-futuo-em-how-the-romans-swore/276397/

 

Popular Archaeology : A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of what is interpreted to be a Late Roman god has been unearthed at the ancient Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in County Durham, England. – by Authors -

Read this story here: http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/archaeologists-discover-carved-head-of-roman-god-at-roman-fort-excavation

 

Roman times traces on Hierapolis’ stage : The excavations at Hierapolis ancient theater reveal many hidden traces from Roman period. Theatre is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List – by Haemus -

Read this story here: http://haemus.org.mk/roman-times-traces-on-hierapolis-stage/

 

A CARTOGRAPHICAL TOOL FOR THE STUDY OF THE ROMAN (AND BYZANTINE) WORLD : ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. – by Byzantine Philology -

Read this story here: http://byzantinenews.blogspot.fr/2013/07/orbis-cartographical-tool-for-study-of.html

 

Mystery – Who is Buried in the Pella Tomb? : Secluded cliff-side caves, Byzantine era church, ancient documents and a mysterious first century tomb, all located in the small village known as Pella. Pella is located in Jordan and is home to ongoing archaeological excavations. – by Kevin McKinney -

Read this story here: http://www.bible-archeology.com/2013/07/mystery-who-is-buried-in-pella-tomb.html

 

Derby dig unearths possible Roman settlement : Archaeologists have uncovered remnants of a bath house and a Roman road in a previously undiscovered Roman settlement in Derby. The dig, part of flood defence work along the River Derwent at Chester Green, began in April. -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-23277447

 

Teenager finds head of ‘Geordie’ Roman god on his SECOND ever archaeology dig : Alex Kirton was the toast of Britain’s archaeologists yesterday after he found the carved stone deity – which had lain buried for 1,800 years – in an ancient rubbish dump. Rookie Alex, 19, discovered the prized artefact, which is 20 cm by 10 cm, in buried garbage from Roman times. – by Jeremy Armstrong -

Read this story here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teenager-finds-head-geordie-roman-2023508

 

Rich Greek graffiti found in İzmir agora : The graffiti shows daily life in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. DHA photo The graffiti is estimated to date back to the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D. Experts have said the graffiti was the richest Greek graffiti collection in the world. -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/rich-greek-graffiti-found-in-izmir-agora.aspx

 

Construction Magnate Donates Millions To Restore Pompeii : Italian construction magnate Pietro Salini wants to donate €20 million to restore Pompeii. Reuters news agency reports that Salini wants to donate funds to restore the archaeological site that has been damaged by weather, and has suffered from corrupt management and mafia interference. – by Carol King -

Read this story here: http://www.italymagazine.com/news/construction-magnate-donates-millions-restore-pompeii-unesco-criticises-italian-government

 

Ancient Carving of Roman God Found in Garbage Pit : An 1,800-year-old stone carving of what may be the head of a Roman god was recently found in an ancient garbage dump, British archaeologists announced today (July 3). -

Read this story here: http://www.livescience.com/37961-stone-head-unearthed-in-garbage-pit.html

 

Binchester 2013: Day Twenty-Two to Twenty-Five : Apologies for the big gap in postings. I was expecting some entries from other members of the team but none materialised :-( Anyway, having been away for three days, there was a lot to catch up with on my return on Friday. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-twenty-two-to.html

 

Découverte d’un puits romain pratiquement intact en Angleterre : Les archéologues de l’Université d’York ont découvert un puits pratiquement intact du romain tardif, près de Heslington. Il pourrait avoir une signification dans les cycles agricoles locaux et les pratiques de fertilité de l’époque. -

Read this story here: http://decouvertes-archeologiques.blogspot.fr/2013/07/decouverte-dun-puits-romain.html

 

Pergamon : Perched atop a windswept mountain along the Turkish coastline and gazing proudly—almost defiantly—over the azure Aegean Sea sit the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Pergamon. – by Sarah Yeomans -

Read this story here: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/pergamon-2/

 

BANDIT NATION – The Bogolin Hoard :    In the year 114 BC a large Roman army, led Gaius Porcius Cato, marched into Thrace along the Valley of the Struma river. -

Read this story here: http://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/bandit-nation-the-bogolin-hoard/

 

Binchester 2013: Day Twenty-eight : With a little over a week left, we’ve still got a lot to do on site. In Trench 1, yet more of our newly defined north-south wall is emerging to the west of the main barrack block, although we still haven’t cleaned its full length. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-twenty-eight.html

 

The Story of a Slave by Lucy Johnson : I write this in the precious hours left of my life. I don’t really understand, because my knowledge of Latin is so small, which is why I write in my own language. They keep mentioning the word ‘crucify’. – by Caroline Lawrence -

Read this story here: http://flavias.blogspot.fr/2013/07/the-story-of-slave-by-lucy-johnson.html

 

Corinium’s dead – Excavating Cirencester’s Tetbury Road Roman cemetery : Recent excavations just beyond the walls of Roman Cirencester revealed the unexpected survival of parts of a town cemetery. Neil Holbrook, Ed McSloy and Jonny Geber explained to Matthew Symonds the results of our best glimpse of Corinium’s occupants for 40 years.  – by Carly Hilts -

Read this story here: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/coriniums-dead-excavating-cirencesters-tetbury-road-roman-cemetery.htm

 

A very versatile Roman oven : In my previous post about Roman cooking I described a type of oven used to bake and roast food about 2,000 years ago. Known as a clibanus it was a sophisticated piece of cooking technology most likely used by the wealthy, and one with which I have spent many years experimenting. -

Read this story here: http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2013/07/19/a-very-versatile-roman-oven/

 

VIDEO: Archaeologists digging up Roman artefacts near Yeovil : ARCHAEOLOGISTS are hoping to learn more about the Romans by digging up soil on land outside Yeovil. Dr James Gerrard is leading a team of students from Newcastle University on the excavation which is taking place in a field off Thorne Lane, near Lufton. -

Read this story here: http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/VIDEO-Archaeologists-digging-Roman-artefacts-near/story-19538478-detail/story.html#axzz2ZgTLkNYF

 

Re-Building A Mystery… : I apologize to Sarah McLachlan, whose song “Building a Mystery” I enjoy quite a bit, for the variation on that title I use here as my subject line. – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/re-building-a-mystery/

 

Who translated Leontius of Byzantium, Adversus fraudes Apollinistarum, into Latin? : Who translated Leontius of Byzantium, Adversus fraudes Apollinistarum, into Latin? The project to translate Leontius of Byzantium, Adversus fraudes Apollinistarum, goes on.  We’re using the text in Migne, Patrologia Graeca 86, and making reference to the parallel Latin translation. – by Roger Pearse -

Read this story here: http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2013/07/20/who-translated-leontius-of-byzantium-adversus-fraudes-apollinistarum-into-latin/

 

Weather That Changed the World: Lost Legions of Rome : For those in the US, a documentary I worked on earlier this year – as a talking head and as one of the writers – will be shown this Sunday night on the Weather Channel at 2100. It is repeated for much of the week. Times are here. -

Read this story here: http://adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/07/weather-that-changed-the-world-lost-legions-of-rome.html

 

The Most Popular Post in the Roman Empire – The Signal Station at Scarborough : If you like a desolate place, lots of cold wind, rain and fog, that is. But, Aelius Rufus, is has a splendid view over the bay of Scarborough and the sea. And with the hot summer we got right now, I would not mind some cold wind. So that’s why you haven’t been blogging. -

Read this story here: http://lostfort.blogspot.fr/2013/07/the-most-popular-post-in-roman-empire.html

 

Day 23-The End is Here : Posted on 29. Jun, 2013 by in Diary Today was the official last day of the site and the whole site was packing up their stations, finishing features and getting as much done as possible. – by drobinson -

Read this story here: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/big-dig-2013/2013/06/29/day-23-the-end-is-here/

 

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